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Greer Black History Month program to honor Woods
JAN 30, 2013

The City of Greer's Black History Month program on Feb. 8 will honor the late Dwight Woods, longtime director of Phillis Wheatley’s Repertory Theatre.

The City of Greer's Black History Month program on Feb. 8 will honor the late Dwight Woods, longtime director of Phillis Wheatley’s Repertory Theatre.

The Repertory Theatre is scheduled to participate in the program, according to Greer City Councilman Wayne Griffin.

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SMC hosts annual beauty pageant Feb. 9
JAN 30, 2013

This year’s Miss Spartanburg Methodist College contestants are Jordan Garner (Woodruff), Hope Sams (Columbus, N.C.), Takerra Mills (Spartanburg), Bonnie Walls (Piedmont), Lindsey Hoffman (Spartanburg) and Alyssa Sherrill (Duncan).

Spartanburg Methodist College will host its annual Miss SMC Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 9. Miss SMC 2010 and former Miss Spartanburg Teen, Jerica Lemon will host the pageant.

The winner of the pageant will compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant in July. Miss SMC 2012, Nacolle Williamson, will crown the new winner.

“We are excited to be a part of the Miss South Carolina and Miss America Scholarship organizations and support the four points of the crown: service, scholarship, success, and style,” said Kim Day Caton, SMC Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development.

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Miss Greer High pageant will choose 'the fairest of them all'
JAN 29, 2013

The contestants for the Miss Greer High School pageant scheduled Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9 at 7 p.m. Greer High School.

The Miss Greer High School pageant will celebrate 15 years of pageantry on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 with the crowning of a new Miss Greer High School.

This year’s theme is  “Block Party” and will feature all of its past titleholders along with the 16 young ladies vying for this year’s title.

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Teens crowned winners of their local pageants
JAN 29, 2013

Crowned Miss Teen of their respective pageants are, left to right, Ashlynn Storms of Simpsonville, Miss Carolina Foothills Teen, Amanda Bishop of Greer,  is Miss Wade Hampton Taylors Teen, and Cameron Gaubert of Spartanburg, is Miss Wade Hampton Taylors Teen. 

Three beauty queens were crowned Miss Teen for their respective pageants at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center on Jan. 19.

They will compete in the Miss South Carolina Teen contest in the summer.

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Saved by the Heart extravaganza is Friday at Grace Hall
JAN 27, 2013

Jessica Monroe, leading dogs down Trade Street during a Tuesday on Trade event, founded Saved by the Heart with her husband, Nathan.

Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Services will hold its annual Soiree from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at Grace Hall, 108 Trade St.

Greer Station Association restaurants participating in the buffet include Cazbah, Wild Ace Pizza & Pub, Trade Street Café and The Mason Jar. Titos and The Melting Pot from Greenville will offer their specialties.

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Parks and Recreation planning new movie series, needs your help
JAN 25, 2013

The City of Greer Parks and Recreation Department will offer a new Movie Series inside the newly renovated Cannon Centre in May and August. The new series will complement the Moonlight Movies Series held in City Park June and July. 

The department is asking the public for help in naming the series, which has been designed for a 17-and-older-only crowd.

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Tunes on Trade will become Tunes in the Park
JAN 25, 2013

The stage for Tunes at Trade was at Victoria and Trade streets last summer. The spectators had to look up at the stage and over the heads of people in front of them.

VIEW 2016 Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol Schedule >>

Tunes on Trade will become Tunes in the Park this year.

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Dylan Arms gets gold ticket to Hollywood, among top 100 Idol finalists
JAN 23, 2013

Dylan Arms, from Greer, earned a ticket to American Idol’s next round in Hollywood, Calif. He was a seminalist in 2011 Greer Idol and appears at Springwell and greater Greer venues.

Dylan Arms, from Greer, earned a ticket to American Idol’s next round in Hollywood, Calif.

Arms, 20, auditioned in Charlotte in November, and that venue was broadcast tonight on FOX. However his appearance was fleeting, despite moving forward.

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9th Annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil tickets on sale
JAN 23, 2013

The 9th annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil has added a Pig Pickin’ at this year’s event scheduled Friday, Feb. 22 from 6-9 p.m. at the 209 Depot Street warehouse.

Tickets are $35 for chamber members and $40 for non-members. Tickets sold after Feb. 18 are an additional $10 for each guest. The price includes all you can eat oysters, shrimp boil, pig pickin’ and beverages including soda, beer and wine.

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Watch the Greer Oldies' hilarious storytelling night at Stomping Grounds
JAN 21, 2013

The entire hilarious storytelling night at the Stomping Grounds is available free atGreerToday.com's TV Channel.

The entire hilarious storytelling night at the Stomping Grounds is available free at GreerToday.com's TV Channel.

The storytellers were as good as any seen and heard in any comedy club. 

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Greer Oldies deliver a night full of laughable memories
JAN 20, 2013

Buddy Bowman shared some of his stories with the alumns at Greer High School, affectionately called the Greer Oldies.

The Greer Oldies know how to tell a story.

A handful of Greer High School alumni from the mill days forward entertained a packed Stomping Grounds Saturday night with stories that touched the hearts and minds of those in attendance.

Tears of joy were plentiful. Ribs hurt from sustained laughing. Hands held heads that ached from memories that at their past may not have been so humorous at the time.  

It was three hours of breathless, non-stop comedic storytelling.

Buddy Bowman and Eddie Harvey, who have authored stories of past adventures in Greer, were joined by Gundy Stewart, Steve Campbell and Don Brown as the core storytellers. Audience participation was frequent with some challenging the factual authenticity of a story or wanting to refute portions of their involvement.

Harvey remembered, “Everybody wanted to live on the mill hill, that’s where the action was.” The evening was virtually a roll call of what mill village they lived.

The woman moaned when the basketball uniforms of their era was brought up. The men enjoyed talk of their cars taking on parts that established them as hotrods.

Gone but not forgotten were fond memories of:

Hitchhiking

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Greer oldies storytellers hold court at the Stomping Grounds Saturday
JAN 16, 2013

The Greer High Oldies will be at the Stomping Grounds Saturday from 7-10 p.m. to tell stories of yesteryear.

Storytellers will be percolating Saturday evening at the Stomping Grounds.

Greer High School oldies will be spinning yarns, rekindling memories and telling entertaining anecdotes of yesteryear from 7-10 p.m. at the popular coffee house and wine bar at 208 Trade Street.

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Southern Living editor to conduct cooking, entertaining and gardening demonstrations
JAN 14, 2013

Rebecca Gordon was featured in “The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook”, where she shares the inside track on how to throw the best tailgate. Gordon spearheaded collaboration of the cookbook.

Southern Living Contributing Editor Rebecca Gordon who will conduct daily cooking, entertaining and gardening demonstrations at the Southern Home & Garden Show March 1-3 at TD Convention Center.

Gordon most recently served as Test Kitchen Director for the Birmingham, Ala.-based magazine where she developed and edited recipes and coordinated recipe testing for the monthly lifestyle publication.

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Miss Greer High School pageant scheduled Feb. 8-9
JAN 11, 2013

The Miss Greer High School pageant is Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday Feb. 9 with 16 candidates competing in the Greer High auditorium. "Block Party" is this year's theme and all the previous titleholders have been invited to the pageant.

The cost is $7 each night and tickets are sold at the door.

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Ebetino's public debut has big turnout
JAN 11, 2013

Tom Ebetino chats with Flavio Varani of Sao Paulo during the debut of some of Ebetino's photography collection.

The Greer arts community toasted Tom Ebetino this evening on his first photography show of his career.

Ebetino, full-time businessman (Salon 906) and time-permitting photographer, showcased his art on the Wall Gallery at Greer City Hall.

“I thought it (viewing) was something I should do,” said Ebetino, as guests mingled perusing his gallery and prints, sipping wine and nibbling hors d’oeuvres as Kay Young’s students played piano music.

Ebetino said his photography represents what he considers the beauty of the moment. “Reflections” is such a photo. “I was walking to the fountains around seven o’clock one evening to shoot it when I saw they were turned off.” The reflections of City Hall were caught in the still water.

Ebetino’s inspiration comes from a myriad of visions. “There is a lot I like for different reasons. I love all things of nature, old buildings, landscapes and flowers,” he said.

Photography is squeezed into what is left of Ebetino’s day running his salon. “I have to wait for just the right moment with the photography. I do a lot of walking around town and I get ideas there.”

A variety of Ebetino’s work shows the diversity of his subjects. “Popcorn Profusion” depicts a burst of blooming flowers, “Ariel’s Trip” is a photo of three hot air balloons descending at sunset, “Grandpa’s Garden Shed” is set back under the cover of a forest of trees and leaves and “Mustang, Hard Top Coupe” is a photo of Bill Schabot standing proudly next to vintage car.

Ebetino’s framed works had prices ranging $200 to $50.

The evening turned out to be memorable for Ebetino. “I love it. It captures that moment in time.”

FACES IN THE CROWD: Margaret Burch came after a Greater Greer Education Board meeting. Walter Burch, Susan Burch (Prudential, C. Dan Joyner), Patti Cornelius (Greer Chamber of Commerce), Diane Kuhl (health consultant and winner of $10,000 last year with her photo of her dog in a bed of yellow tulips beat 65,000 entries in a photo contest) , Robin Byouk (Greer Cultural Arts), Flavio Varani (from Sao Paulo and music teacher), Sophie, 10, Violet, 8, and their mother Anna Marie Wall (children are budding artists and they are neighbors of Ebetino), Corporal Joe Phillips (Greer Police Department was security) and Laurenda's catered the event.

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Diverse talent scheduled at Greer Heritage Museum
JAN 9, 2013

The Greer Heritage Museum, at 106 S. Main Street, will feature music, dramatic presentations, storytelling and dancing during January and February.

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